Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is ‘Inclined’. My first inclination was to post a photograph of a path on a hill or something, but then I thought it was a little too straightforward for my normally random interpretation of the themes. So, stumped, I turned to the dictionary to see if that could give another meaning, and provide some divine inclination. A little joke there.

One of the definitions was ‘the angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another’, and another ‘the act of inclining the body or head’, so I’ve gone for these two definitions.

Whilst out in the Grinds yesterday, I came across this chap, and took a few photos. Now, I’m aware that a lot of folk are inclined to shudder at the sight of snails or slugs (I do myself with slugs, I’ll admit), so apologies if these photos affect you in that way, but snails are still part of this wonderful world that we live in, and deserve the odd photograph every now and again.

And in the photos, you can clearly see the incline of the head and body, and shell, and also the angle at some of the straight lines that curl themselves around the shell.

Visit Debbie’s blog if you’d like to see more inclinations – I mean interpretations – of this week’s theme.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. You have to admit that they are interesting creatures.

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    1. Aren’t they just, Beverly?
      Since I started photographing insects like this, I’m finding them more and more intricate and fascinating!

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  2. It may bother some to see them only because we humans have given snails a bum rap and a false narrative. Yeah they eat your garden but so do a lot of other creatures that we don’t cringe about. I wonder what the plight of the snail would be if we had grown up honoring and worshiping them…VK 🙂

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    1. It’s all to do with perspective, VK, and how we view the world.
      That said, I still haven’t been able to bring myself to take a photo of a slug. Yet. I’ll get there!

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  3. I rather think that the snail, in the last shot, is mumbling to himself/herself, saying …. “So …. how much are you going to be paying me for this photo shoot. Do I get one of those big trailers? Would you like a list of riders?”

    I’m not a lover of snails, I admit. But the photo’s really are rather striking.
    Way to go! You snappy chap! ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Thanks, Cobs.
      The more I photograph insects, the more I like them. Especially the ones who pose for the camera, as this snail so obviously did! 😀

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  4. Yesterday I went to the shop and stepped on a snail, the crunch of its delicate shell heartbreaking!

    I spent the walk to the shop and back dodging further shell disasters as there were several identical beasties slowly heading across the street! 😦

    I hate to harm anything, but sometimes accidents happen… 😦

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. It can’t be helped at times, Prenin. Unfortunately.

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  5. A groovy character, Tom. I love his inclinations, and he’s very colourful too. A great interpretation as always!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. He was easy to get a few photos of as well!

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